Boeing names Claire Kluge regional director for the Hunter
September 17, 2018
Boeing Defence Australia has appointed Claire Kluge to lead the company’s defence presence in Australia’s largest regional economy, the Hunter in New South Wales.
Expanding on her role as F/A-18 Classic Hornet program manager, Kluge will additionally oversee Boeing Defence Australia’s operations in the region associated with community engagement, local industry collaboration, education partnerships and employee planning.
Kluge has a proud history in Australia’s defence industry, having worked as an Electronics Engineer in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) before joining Boeing in 2002.
“The Hunter is an important region for Boeing’s defence business, and will continue to play a key role in Australia’s future aerospace and defence industries,” said Kluge, “For Boeing, it’s home to a large workforce supporting the RAAF’s fleet of E-7A Wedgetails, and F/A-18 Classic Hornets along with the Vigilare Battlespace Management System.”
“There is significant opportunity here for Boeing to strengthen our presence and I look forward to exploring more partnership opportunities to support the growth of the aerospace sector in the Hunter.”
Boeing has implemented a number of initiatives to support the future of aerospace in the Hunter including partnerships with the Cessnock Academy for STEM Excellence, Regional Development Australia Hunter, and the University of Newcastle.
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